Willamina city manager resigns

WILLAMINA — City Manager Bob Sivick has resigned, effective the end of May, after 10 months of service. He succeeded Ross Schultz, who resigned after less than five months. “The decision to ...

Restructuring due at Faulconer-Chapman

SHERIDAN — Ryan Sticka’s position as vice principal at Faulconer-Chapman School in Sheridan will be eliminated next year, Superintendent Steve Sugg told the school board last week. He cited ...

School races contested in Mac, Y-C

Two positions on the McMinnville School Board will be contested in the May 16 election. Voters will decide two such races in Yamhill-Carlton as well, and one in Newberg. In Y-C, they also will fill a ...

Marcus Larson/News-Registe##Siobhan Skaer and her son, Daniel, 5, work together to plant trees at Goose Pond Farm near Yamhill. More than 50 boy and girl scouts and their parents planted Douglas fir seedlings Saturday.

Forest in the making

YAMHILL — Dozens of young Scouts and parents swarmed — as fast as the mud would let them, anyway — over a small valley Saturday morning. They set about digging holes for Douglas fir ...

Willamina explores bus service options

WILLAMINA — Seven prospective bus service providers have requested bid packets from the Willamina School District. None have yet been returned, but the district isn’t scheduled to open bids ...

Sheridan may cut back on law enforcement coverage

SHERIDAN — City Manager Frank Sheridan, citing general fund budget constraints, is recommending the city cut back slightly on law enforcement coverage during the 2017-18 fiscal year. The city contracts ...

Willamina names facilities manager

WILLAMINA — The Willamina School District gained a facilities manager at last week’s board meet, but lost a board member in the process. The board approved the hiring of board member Craig ...

Willamina gets clean bill of fiscal health

WILLAMINA — It’s been about 10 years since the city of Willamina was able to claim its books were fully in order, resulting in a clean, unqualified audit, CPA Richard Winkel told the council ...

Faulconer-Chapman parents take concerns to Sheridan board

SHERIDAN — Angry parents of Faulconer-Chapman School students addressed the Sheridan School Board on an alleged rampant lack of discipline. They said it threatens student safety and degrades the ...

Willamina takes a hard look at economic development

WILLAMINA — Willamina City Manager Bob Sivick characterizes the state of economic development in the West Valley community as being struck in neutral. He wants the city to shift its efforts into ...

Babysitter sentenced on drug, endangering counts

A Sheridan woman who smoked marijuana while watching a friend’s 4-year-old child was sentenced Tuesday to 40 days in the Yamhill County Jail by Judge John Collins. Jill Auxier, 51, pleaded guilty ...

Sheridan Education Foundation awards grants

SHERIDAN — The 2016-17 Sheridan Education Foundation Innovative Grant award winners were introduced to the school board Wednesday night. The foundation awarded $9,815 to three successful applicants. ...

Sheridan finance chief retires

SHERIDAN — Joel Wade will retire Jan. 31 after 21 years as Sheridan’s finance director. City Manager Frank Sheridan introduced his replacement, Marissa Matias, at Tuesday night’s city ...

Sheridan to get budget report

SHERIDAN — City Manager Frank Sheridan will present a mid-year budget-report to the Sheridan City Council when it meets at 7 tonight at city hall. Newly elected council members will be sworn in, ...

Sheridan eyes snow makeup

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board will discuss ways to make up recent snow days when it meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district office. The board also plans to hear reports, authorize application ...

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